Temporary suspension of our Home Births Service
26 January 2024
Our home birth service is temporarily suspended whilst we review how this service is staffed and supported. This will enable us to review the changing patterns of home birth needs locally and nationally and ensure that we have a sustainable model which offers clarity and safety to our patients and staff.
Recruitment is underway for a full home birth team who will provide support 24 hours a day, and it remains our aim to offer this full service that our communities have told us they want.
We know that this will be disappointing for mothers and families hoping to be supported to have a home birth in this period but our priority is to ensure a safe service for mothers, babies and clinical teams.
We will be advising mothers to attend hospital for their birth where we look forward to welcoming them to our midwifery or obstetric led units at both City Hospital and Queen’s Medical Centre. For any more information, mothers are advised to talk to their midwife or consultant obstetrician.